Ananda Professional Blog

Top U.S. healthcare executive appointed as Chairman of Ananda Health

We are pleased to welcome David W. Neu as the Executive Chairman of Ananda Health, the nutraceutical arm of Ecofibre Ltd.  (ASX: EOF), Ananda Professional's parent company.

David is the former President of AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation (NYSE: ABC) and Good Neighbor Pharmacy, one of the largest pharmaceutical distribution companies in the world.

As the industry matures, we expect that hemp-derived CBD products will eventually become an integral part of the U.S. and global healthcare system. David will help guide implementation of our strategic vision to be the preferred provider of hemp-derived CBD products to independent pharmacies. 

From the Bluegrass State to the White House: the Road Trip to Hemp Legalization

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It’s been a blissful day for our company, and the entire hemp industry. For the first time since we began farming hemp in Kentucky in 2014, we can confidently say hemp is permanently, undoubtedly, 100% LEGAL and HERE TO STAY! And, as we know, for the pharmacy this clarity is vital.

Senator Rand Paul Visits Ananda’s Farm to Discuss the Future of Hemp

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Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) with Eric Wang, CEO of Ananda Hemp, touring Ananda’s manufacturing facility in Cynthiana, Kentucky.

 

Since entering the political scene in 2010, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has been at the forefront of the initiative to legalize hemp. Today, Paul affirmed his support of the hemp industry and Kentucky farmers during his visit to Ananda’s manufacturing facility in Cynthiana, Kentucky.

DEA Plans to Quintuple Amount of Cannabis Grown for Research

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The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have proposed to significantly increase the amount of cannabis that can legally grow in the U.S. for research purposes and reduce the number of opioids that are manufactured in the nation in 2019.

What is the Endocannabinoid System?

Although not widely taught in school, the endocannabinoid system is present in all humans and vertebrates.  It is present throughout the brain, the central nervous system and the periphery.  It is both exceedingly complex and poorly understood by many.  We know that the endocannabinoid system plays a role in a host of homeostasis activities, including mood, the sleep/wake cycle, the HPA axis, inflammatory responses & immunomodulation, and more.  This happens naturally with endogenous cannabinoids, such as 2-Arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG) and N-arachidonylethanolamine (anandamide).  When someone experiences a “runner’s high,” that’s the endocannabinoid system working.